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Title(s):

International Exhibition of London, 1862 : Extra feine Zinn Compositions Figuren.

Published/Created:
[Germany?], [circa 1862?]
Physical Description:
1 set of model buildings and figures (60 pieces) : hand-painted white metal ; in box 24 x 39 x 5 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Flat C 2018 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
The International Exhibition of 1862, or Great London Exposition, was held from May 1 to November 1, 1862, beside the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society, in South Kensington, London. The buildings were designed by Captain Francis Fowke.
Title from illustrated label on box top.
The manufacturer is unidentified.
Sixty hand-painted white metal die-cast figures and pieces reproducing buildings, grounds, and visitors at the International Exhibition of London, 1862. There are 16 pieces for the exhibition building, 3 trees, a woman pushing a pram, 3 equestrian figures, 4 couples, 2 men with children, 1 woman with child, 2 children, 15 single men, and 10 single women (one playing a harp). There are also two items that appear forms of transport rather than exhibits, one a railway carriage, and the other a Far Eastern carriage drawn by two animals. Each of the pieces has a support at lower corners. allowing them to stand as an independent piece.
The original wooden box includes a sliding lid carrying the title label. It bears a hand-colored lithographic view depicting the exhibition building and grounds, with numerous visitors. The rim of the box is decorated with gilt ornamental strips.
Subject Terms:
Exhibition buildings -- England -- London.
Exhibitions -- England -- London.
International Exhibition (1862 : London, England)
Form/Genre:
Toys.
Models.
Figurines.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
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